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2012 NFL Mock Draft: Todd McShay Projects Steelers To Take Mike Adams

Todd McShay has one of the biggest voices in the Internet Mock Draft community, and in his latest Mock Draft over at ESPN, he has the Steelers taking Ohio State tackle Mike Adams with the No. 24 pick in the draft, a selection that is starting to become very popular for them around the interwebs.

The Steelers have been plagued by injuries and inconsistency along the offensive line, and there's no question Adams has the natural ability to quickly emerge as a starting tackle in the NFL. He's not as nasty as I would like a first-round tackle to be, but he's an easy mover for his size (6-foot-7, 323 pounds) and capable of upgrading the perimeter protection around battered QB Ben Roethlisberger.

Adams has the size and athleticism that is required for an elite tackle prospect, but it will be on his coach and teammates at the next level to teach him the toughness he'll need to succeed. The Steelers are a team that can probably do that.

For more on this and all things Steelers football, head over to Behind the Steel Curtain. For more on the upcoming NFL Draft, check out Mocking the Draft.

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